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was in terrible shape. george w. bush in 1991 considered getting rid of dan quayle and getting colin powell. but they were thinking it raises questions about my initial judgment in choosing a person. >> i agree with that. we have heard since then is it never got to the president for serious consideration but it would have looked like weakness and disloyalty. >> eisenhower was always picking about dumping nixon. this goes way back. >> we talk about congressional gridlock. on thursday of this week senate republicans got together to block the nomination of former congressman l watt to be the next rector of the federal housing finance agency and the judge of the district circuit court of appeals. she was some cum laude from the diversity of illinois and magna cum laude from harvard law school. why are these people not qualified? why are they an acceptable? wrecks you will have to ask the republicans who refused to bring up her nomination, allow her nomination to be voted upon. >> people are angry, they're talking about the nuclear option. -- the d clem is circuit is one of the most important ci
the president informed. look at the famous picture of andy card on 9/11 whispering in george w. bush's ear immediately to let them know there was a plane crash in one of the world trade center. that's what a good chief of staff does. >> david, one more question, supporters see president obama as cool and collected. critics say he is aloof and out of touch. do you think his personality helped or hurt his presidency? >> i think his personality has not been a good fit with the presidency, i must say. in fairness, let's put one proposition on the table. seven presidents tried to get universal health care passed. mack and i were there with president clinton. seven failed. president obama came along. he is the first in history to get it passed. you have to give him credit, legislatively, for a big milestone. but the execution has been lousy. as andy card pointed out, we were grossly misled as a country and the passage of that bill might have been threatened if they told us straight that 10 million people would lose their health care policies and were assured they would not. >> david, many americ
suggests that george w. bush tapped the phones of world leaders? >> when did this start? >> four or five years ago. >> 2002. >> 2002. >> the tapping of foreign leaders. >> yes. so you have to apply the same questions to president bush, first of all, whether they do or do not know. i think barnacle brought up the biggest point and that is the nsa overreaching in its power, is this something people want done but they don't want to hear about it. you got to look at that part of it too because we can apply this to a couple of different issues that we complained about or argued about on our set about the conduct of the bush administration. but i would say that most importantly, the important disconnect that i think is happening in this story is that people are thinking that like someone is sitting there listening to her conversations. the phone calls are being monitored. that's different than tapping the phone. >> this is gene. i did write about it this morning. >> i was reading that. >> that the nsa is out of control. >> yes. >> some of us do think the nsa is out of control and some of us th
and founder and a former clinton campaign adviser, and brad blackman, former assistant to president george w. bush. so, the bad apples. it's not the administration, it's not kathleen sebelius, it's the insurance companies who put together these plans that now are not up to snuff? >> well, what the president said was correct, is that there were in this individual market, which is about 15 million people in it, many of those insurance plans really don't cover very much at all, and people think they have more protection than they really do. what the aca does is creates a new floor. and in every case where someone's plan is being canceled, they are being offered, you know, a new plan by the same insurer. these are not cancellation in some ways is not really the right term. that plan is being terminated, new plans are being offered and they have options to go on the exchange. >> but you make it sound like it's automatically the exact same plan, and if it was -- >> no, no, i'm not implying that at all. >> if it was, why is it being canceled? >> no, i'm not implying that at all. and people who have
for president george w. bush nicole wallace is in new york and msnbc political analyst and visiting professor at nyu, former democratic congressman, harold ford jr. and in washington "new york times" reporter jeremy peters. >> thank you all for coming in. now we'll go back to talking about baseball. we got some stuff to talk about. we got the president obviously his approval ratings are lower. we were here to see the president. >> on location. >> health care reform. only reason we're here. also kathleen sebelius gave testimony yesterday. it was interesting. >> it was. the problems with the health care roll out along with trouble surrounding the irs, syria and nsa have left president obama with an approval rating of an all time low. a new nbc news "wall street journal" poll finds 42% approve of the job he's doing as president. that's down ten points from when he started his second term. right now 51% disapprove. for the first time in the survey the president's positive/negative rating is upside down, 45% to 41%. public pinto the gop has sunk to a new low. 22% see the party in a positive light.
to sympathize with the predictment. president obama came to power after two terms of george w. bush that did not improve american global standing. at the same time, the united states, as you said, remains the predominant military power, no question about that. the united states remains a predominant economic power. that's what putin basically was talking about at the forum. in terms of the roll of the financial system, we basically build it. we continue to run it. everybody depends upon us, including the russians and chinese. we, also, lucky to have adversaries and difficult partners who hardly could claim that with the united states, and none of them are attractive and more attractive system of government to follow, all of them have serious economic difficulties, other leading emerging markets, which looked like big winners a couple years ago, more than the share of problems, and the united states is, in my view, is a leading power and remains in my view the exceptional power. the problem is that even if you are the exceptional power, you have to act responsibly, and in the purpose, and i t
the george w. bush administration. he said it must be independent of outside political forces. >> the f.b.i.'s reputation for integrity is a gift given to every new employee by those who went before, but and it is gift that must be protected and earned every single day. >> during his time in the attorney general's office, comey blocked a wire topping authorization. >> congress will hear testimony from survivors of the benghazi attack. in a tweet lindsey graham said: some republicans are not satisfied with the information they have heard so far about the deadly 2012 attack on a u.s. facility in libya. >> a suspected drone strike killed two members of an al-qaeda linked group in sow mail i can't. the two were struck while in a a car. the men reportedly belonged to al shabab, blamed for the deadly kenya mall attack. drones have been used before in that area. >> members of congress are taking a closer look at the obama administration's drone strike policy today. in fact, they've invited a pakistani family that was victimized by a strike to share their story, but they first spoke to aljazeer
's bring in the former chief speech writer for president george w. bush, now a fellow at the american enterprise institute, mark thiessen, and also alan colmes. marc, does it really even matter that millions will lose, that they can just turn around and apply for obamacare and they'll have coverage? >> that's the interesting thing. that was the plan all along. when president obama looked the american people in the eye and said you, if you like your health insurance, you'll be able to keep your health insurance period no matter what, that was a bald-faced lie. they knew from the very beginning that millions of people would lose their health insurance because of obamacare, and not only did they know, they intended for those people to lose their health insurance. and the reason for that is they need those millions of people to go into the exchanges to subsidize the poor people that they're going to try to cover under obamacare. dennis: all right. >> because the individual market is the most lucrative part of the health insurance market. there are healthy people who don't use a lot of ser
he doesn't go any lower. george w. bush in the mid to upper 30s, presidents nixon during watergate same thing. obama's level a little bit higher, he is sort of a historic figure first black president, that might be built into it. 42% is a danger zone for any president. very tough to come back. connell: he will say he wasn't lying about that. very aggressive in speech in boston. you think that will be the taxi takes saying you guys, people who are talking about it, people like us and others, you're misrepresenting what i really said. taken out of context. you think that is the taxi will continue to take? >> i think he will. it is not about the details or really the truth. for him it is about the fundamental transformation of america of which obamacare was the central pillar. for him it is all about the bigger picture and the details. the american public, and this is the big problem for him, the american public don't like to be lied to by their leaders. if you have a president who is lying at it is not directly affecting the public's like bill clinton when he was impeached, people pe
really bad. if you think of george h.w. bush with the no new tax, read my lips, and quhwhat's coming out,e stories that they knew in advance it was a lie, they knew it was untrue, whatever you want to say. and by the way, these arguments only 5%, only 15 million people, every time you have a story like in the "wall street journal" this morning about a woman with cancer is losing her doctor, her insurance, these things ripple everywhere. there a reason the president -- can you imagine? what did you think the president was going to do, go out and say told you a fib, vote for mcauliffe, he's a great guy. his numbers are going down. they are very sulucky this is coming so late in the game. >> if terry mcauliffe becomes virginia's next governor, democrats will pounce on that and say these naysayers about the health care law, they failed. it's not that bad. look what happened in virginia. what do you think? >> well, every contest is a choice between the two major party nominees. and this one is no different. there is a libertarian running. but he doesn't figure into the likely winner's circle.
data to support this in previous administrations. in 1987 when george h.w. bush was running, ronald reagan was reluctant to support his vice president because bob dole was also running in the republican primary. in 1998, al gore was running in the primary against bill bradley, and bill clinton didn't come out to enthusiastically support his vice president. there's a little bit of history here. but i think the difference here is that hillary clinton is such a huge, huge personality and really the seas will part for her as was mentioned a few mentioned a few moments ago with ch chuck schumer and others. we also know there is a secret letter out there urging hillary to run. so this is different momentum on her side. >> i think skrjoe biden has a l of personality. but just saying. next topic, father knows best. mother jones posted video of ted cruz father saying this about the president. >> we have our work cut out for us. we need to send barack obama back to chicago and back to kenya. >> he also compare the president to karl marx. is this just one horrible series of comments by one man
. it's an out-of-this world and totally adored halloween from george w. bush. this is him trick or treating in new york with his granddaughter mila. shy was dressed up as space cadet. >> mila is george bush's first granddaughter born in april this year to his daughter jenna. the baby is wearing a nasa outfit. under the obama administration it's been cut no shuttle program. >> they have a lot of outfits left. >>> speaking of political statements, the associated press, the organization of largest news organization in the world, i believe, the photo who has covered the president for years came out against the obama administration saying the control over photographs is so tight that in effect it equals propaganda. they have said in the past five years there have been only two photographs allowed in the oval office of the president. >> yes, santiago lion is the director of photograph for the associated press, basically says he has only been allowed into the oval office two times, which, in historically has not been the case. what they do is release the photos from the white house. so
. an enemy with fantasies martyrdom. >> rose: he was secretary of defense under president george h.w. bush and press of staff to gerald ford. heart disease threatened his life in the course of his political career. he suffered five heart attacks the first at the age of 37. reconciled himself to dying three years ago when he was at end stage heart failure. a heart transplant in 2012 saved his life. he talks about his experiences for the first time in the new book, it is called heart, an american medical odyssey. he wrote it with the cardiologist dr. jonathan reiner who will be joining us later. i'm please to do have dick cheney back on this program. welcome. >> thank you charlie. >> rose: everybody says the same thing. you look great. you know that. >> compared to what i did, no, three years ago, i was in big big trouble. but they got me -- >> rose: you were thinking about the end. >> i was. i had hours to go, i had lived the full life and grateful for it but i fully expected i hadn't reached the end of my days. my heart was starting to shut down, liver and kidneys no longer receiving an
happened over and over with incumbent vice presidents. i remember in 1992 when george h.w. bush was having trouble in the polls, some of his advisors talked behind the scenes and some to the press about dropping dan quayle and putting colin powell on the ticket? did it happen'? of course not. because bush would have admitted he made a big mistake in 1988 in putting quail on the ticket. >> susan, your thoughts. >> i will add to that, larry had he replaced quail he may have perhaps won re-election. that was one of the factors. people didn't like dan quail. i also think if the president's approval ratings got lower or stayed low that i think those low level discussions would have become high level discussions. this is all political calculation here. i think the president would have done anything to hold on to his seat. and i think in the end he didn't need hillary clinton on the ticket. but, if he had really needed her, he would have used her and he would have dumped biden and he would have won. >> i guess you would have loved to be on that ticket. move on to the next one. next race in my hom
. they don't want you to mention george w. bush. he gave us record deficits and have taken a while to dig out and people understand that obama inherited a bunch of problems. we have been patient with him trying to rebuild sxwr we a. >> we are talking about obama care. this has nothing to do with president bush, this is this president. >> why his numbers have been high despite some of the problems. i agree with you right now. this glitchy rollout has been harmful to him with people who like him and i think the overly broad assurances where he says nobody is going to suffer, we're only going to have winners under obama care. not one single loser. that is an overly broad assurance and it has come back to bite him and he now has problems with people who actually like him who are feeling frustrated. >> it is earlier you brought up the notion of the self-inflicted issues. some something we were watching last night david gergen four-time working in the white house david gergen here made this observation. let's roll it. >> i think they came in thinking that the white house was essentially a political
ronald reagan was denounced and criticized and so was george w. bush to a certain extent as sort of a caretaker president whose extremist and out of control staff was running with no one at the wheel, that reagan was an amiable dunce being manipulated by his staff and that was all unfair and flanderrous for the most part but here is barack obama taking that story line as if it's a defense of his actions, that he's simply out to lunch when all of these important things are happening. jon: so why isn't he getting hammered by either, you know, the u.s. senate, the congress or the media? >> well, you know, there's only so much room on the anvil for hammering at this point and between obamacare and the n.s.a. scandal and all of that, it's a pretty crowded field. i mean, the "new york times" has gone after him pretty hard on his excuses about the n.s.a. wiretapping stuff of mercel and others. i think it even called it pathetic. you can just tell that the passion isn't there and it never has been there from the mainstream media to go after obama for his hypocrisies or his deceits about
of like katrina was for george w. bush. i'm not comparing them, obviously, people died in that storm, but i don't think that president bush was ever viewed quite the same way after he did the whole heck of a job brownie thing in the fifth year of his presidency. and there's a dangerous here for this president who's now down in the polls that his image could be indelibly changed by this much more critical media coverage of these problems. martha: yeah, you know, it's very interesting to watch democrats, howard, talking about this issue. and in some ways, you know, you see some democrats pulling away from this president. they're trying to secure their own re-election prospects in their own communities and come up with plan that might pacify people a little bit, and you look down the road and wonder are his supporters starting to kind of pull away? are they starting to turn the wagons away from him in a way that will stick? and i wonder, you know, how long it takes to kind of figure that out. is it the next election cycle? is that very significant in terms of how much this sticks to him
a good reaction in the market. george w. bush took over when the stock market was in bubble territory. it was deflating. the market under his watch was down 40%. it culminated in the meltdown of 2008 and you had what was looked at as a fairly friendly and amenable securities submission and it's on the subprime disaster. the most recent column about the quiet obama rally. norma is joining us. this program carried live on bbc in great britain. joining us from hastings, england, go ahead, please. >> norma? glad to hear from you. >> hello, hello, am i on air? >> you sure are. >> i would like to ask the gentleman about aig-sp. i think the average person in this country wouldn't know if you went out to the street what a bull and bear market are. they wouldn't know. and didn't aig-sp open in britain by side stepping american banking laws? because the trader exactly that, that they opened up in britain in order to side step the american banking laws. and if that is the case, and american taxpayer took the quantitative easing that aig created, is there anger across america that it wa
and health care but much like george w. bush faced around the same time in his presidency, questions about the administration's credibility and competence to get things done. >> even the answer we weren't told doesn't seem to be good enough at this point. >> that's a big question, the culture, the management culture of the administration, pick any program when they say these things. if the boss didn't know, why didn't boss know? why didn't somebody kick the door in and tell the boss on something so important, we had a problem? >> great point. we'll talk soon. >> thank you. >>> we're covering capitol hill closely today but many other stories making news this morning. >>> iraq's prime minister paying the u.s. a visit and meeting with vice president joe biden today. nuri al maliki will meet with members of the house and senate foreign relations committees. he is expected to ask the u.s. for military supplies to fight an upsurge in sectarian violence spilling over from the syrian border. he will meet with president obama friday. >>> six people, including two children have been found dead insid
, then president george w. bush nominated him to be secretary of homeland security, but that came to an abrupt halt when kerik pled guilty to tax evasion and lying to the white house. he served three years in a federal minimum security prison in maryland, and he was released back in may. we spoke to kerik exclusively earlier this week, just days after his home confinement ended, and i began by asking how he's doing. >> i feel pretty good. it's all a transition. it's a pretty intense transition to come home. >> talk to me a little bit about daily life. what was it like for you? >> there isn't much you can do in prison. my daily life consisted of reading. i think i read over 300 books while i was there. i did a lot of writing. i exercised a lot. >> you thought a lot, i would imagine. >> you do a lot of thinking. >> did you mix with the other inmates? >> yes. i mixed -- >> are ywere you scared about t? >> no, but i was with men that were sentenced to 30 years. a lot of people were skeptical. a lot of people were, you know, a lot of people didn't want to come near me, didn't want to talk to me. but ove
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